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Collection in action – McLaren

Collection in action – McLaren

A dream not seen. Mike Monk at the wheel of Bruce McLaren’s planned Le Mans challenger. Fifty years ago Bruce McLaren was a successful car constructor and a driver, and after dominating America’s ‘big banger’ CanAm series his thoughts turned to Le Mans. Sadly, the plan was dealt a tragic blow when the talented New…

Lexus launch pad

Lexus launch pad

In mid-June Lexus launched its new GT, the LC500, in Franschhoek. Over a few days, first dealers and then the media were hosted at Leeu Estates for a business presentation, supper and sleepover before the following morning converging on FMM’s PlaasPad, from where each group participated in a number of activities in rotation. These included…

On Yer Bike – The Sunbeam

On Yer Bike – The Sunbeam

FMM curator Wayne Harley is a self-confessed motorcycle enthusiast and this month we start a series of features on some of the museum’s classic two-wheeled machines, preceded by a touch of nostalgia… If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle, then I’m going to have a problem explaining what riding is all about. I can still remember…

Maserati Quattroporte Launch

Maserati Quattroporte Launch

At the beginning of June, Wayne attended the Cape Town unveiling of the all-new Maserati Quattroporte, the occasion marked with all the usual pomp and ceremony, smoke and lights. This latest addition to the Maserati line-up has stunning lines and this V8 twin-turbo flagship now boasts 395 kW and has a top speed of 310…

Nation-wide Early Ford Survey

Nation-wide Early Ford Survey

Mike Leisegang, Chairman of the Model A Club of South Africa) is conducting a survey gathering information on what early Model Fords are still in South Africa. For those of you who own or drive early model Fords, please e-mail Mike at club@modelaclubofsouthafrica.com to obtain a survey form. The survey sets out to establish only the model,…

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